Sclerotic bone metastasis (mnemonic)

Last revised by Bruno Di Muzio on 8 Sep 2020

A mnemonic for remembering which tumors may lead to sclerotic bone metastases is:

  • 6 Bees Lick Pollen


  • B: bone (osteogenic carcinoma)
  • B: breast 
  • B: bronchus (carcinoid)
  • B: bladder (TCC)
  • B: brain (medulloblastoma)
  • B: bowel (mucinous)
  • L: lymphoma
  • P: prostate

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